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Kohl’s earnings preview: Rising costs, competition a concern

Retail giant Kohl’s Corp (NYSE: KSS) will report second-quarter financial results on Tuesday, August 20, before the opening bell. Investors will be interested to see how Kohl’s fared in Q2, in the backdrop of a forgettable retail earnings season. When the company last reported financial results, the top and bottom line missed Wall Street projections,…

Earnings preview: What to look for when Medtronic reports Q1 2020 results

Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) is scheduled to report first quarter 2020 earnings results on Tuesday, August 20, before the opening bell. Analysts expect the company to report earnings of $1.18 per share on revenue of $7.4 billion. This compares to revenues of $7.3 billion and adjusted earnings of $1.17 per share reported in the first…

DepEd’s Briones must explain textbook mess

Twenty-four years ago, Antonio Calipjo Go, the academic supervisor of Marian School in Quezon City, began his “anti-sick book” advocacy by exposing both grammatical and substantial errors in textbooks distributed to public schools by the Department of Education (DepEd). The errors are not isolated instances. They were all over practically every textbook produced by the…

ATM fees and other bank rackets

The banking industry is one of the most lucrative enterprises in the world, next only to a few others like organized gambling and the telecommunications business. Banks are present in urban centers everywhere. That’s because where there’s money to be made, the banks are sure to be there. Actually, the origin of the banking business…

Ebola case in South Kivu confirmed

The disease is spread by contact with infected bodily fluids and is fought with the time-honored but laborious techniques of tracing contacts and quarantining them. #EbolainSouthKivu #DRCongoepidemic